Unna’s Boot Application

Unna’s Boot Application

Named for dermatologist Paul Gerson Unna, this nonelastic paste bandage boot can be used to treat uninfected, nonnecrotic leg and foot ulcers that result from such conditions as venous insufficiency and stasis dermatitis. A commercially prepared Unna’s boot is a gauze compression dressing that’s impregnated with a preparation known as Unna’s paste (gelatin, zinc oxide, calamine lotion, and glycerin). The dressing wraps around the affected foot and leg. The boot’s effectiveness results from compression applied by the bandage to decrease edema, combined with moisture supplied by the paste.

Unna’s boot is contraindicated in patients allergic to any ingredient used in the paste and in patients with arterial ulcers, weeping eczema, or cellulitis.

Jul 21, 2016 | Posted by in NURSING | Comments Off on Unna’s Boot Application

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